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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1976-06-12




Set 1

Samson And Delilah
Row Jimmy
The Music Never Stopped
Brown Eyed Women
Big River
Mission In The Rain
Looks Like Rain
Friend Of The Devil
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication
High Time
The Promised Land

Set 2

The Wheel
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Let It Grow ->
Drums ->
Let It Grow ->
Wharf Rat ->
Space Jam ->
Comes A Time
Dancing In The Street ->
Jam ->
Around And Around

Encore
Sugar Magnolia ->
U.S. Blues ->
Sunshine Daydream


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date June 12, 1976
Venue Boston Music Hall
Location Boston, MA

Source WBCN simulcast FM > Master Reel (Sony TC-755 reel/Teac AN-180 dolby unit Maxell UD 35-180 tape)
Lineage Master Reel (10.5" reels @ 7.5 ips, dolby b) > Technics RS1506>Teac AN-180>HD-P2 24/96>hd>cd wave 16/44>flac
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by Rob Berger


Notes

notes: 2 second dropout in Mission cinched up

Reviews

Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - - September 16, 2012
Subject: End of 1st East Coast post-hiatus run
The end of a great 4-day run in Boston, first since the hiatus. This used to show up in lots of head collections since it was FM-simulcast. I think it was my first '76. It sounded so different (Jer was playing his Travis Bean TB500 through a Mesa-Boogie on this tour; a set-up he would drop by the end of the year). Now we have lowest gens plus six tracks (though not necessarily the highlights, so you still need the FM) appear on Road Trips 4-5. Not the best show of the run but with a few big standouts. Row Jimmy drags but Jer has that unique early-'76 tone. FotD has amazing Keith but Jer doesn't quite grok. Mission is rare, sure, but this isn't the best one. Wheel is a set opener and has an ending. The encore looks better on paper.

1st Set:  B+
2nd Set: C
Overall: 3 1/2 Stars

Highlights:
Samson - 76 style, pre-LP lyrics, unique, A+
Music Never Stopped - so many good ones in '76 but this benefits from tamed Donna
Big River - a '76 staple, but really A+
Looks Like Rain - Jer with the different tone but also a '76 approach for Bobby's song & OK Donna
Comes a Time - this was new at the time; odd, unique and incredible ending make this a remarkable version

The moore.berger source sounds best to me. Just wait til Ken45 (review below) learns about matrix recordings.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - June 11, 2011
Subject: Dead Feeling Around
Feeling around in the dark and trying to find again their sea legs.

This is a passably good concert. Not a rave-up but totally adequate. Nice sound, nice recording. I love the Mission in the Rain song and played this show just to hear it, but stuck it out.

Will award it a 5 star rating anyway, though I do not express much enthusiasm. Read my other reviews of other shows. This one was a vacation for me. It was something to accompany my preparation of the evening's Child supper. Wild Turkey Surprise, no less. Threw the pooch the wishbone. He's over there in the corner right now yakking on it.

Bone Appetit, Julia!

Swallow that thing whole, Phaedo.
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - March 6, 2011
Subject: Mission
what a killer tune too bad it was so short lived in the GD repretoire and this one's my favorite of the 5 they played oh by the way the rest of the show rocks too
Reviewer: Ken45 - - August 19, 2010
Subject: This show is awsome!
Hello. I have a version of this show from live dead .???. I really can't remember its been like 10 years or so um I also have 06-07-77. The audio quality for both shows are in my opinion better than what the archive currently provides, however there is some noise in the '76 show and I think it would be best if someone could play what I have at the same tempo as the archive material and make a new recording combining the two audio captures together into one harmonious representation of a live show, I tried this on my pc and I could not achive perfect phase sync but I did learn that AUD's and SBD'd sound best when played simultaneously. It really sounds like you are at the show when you do that!. IMO way better than each on its own.
Reviewer: lchange43 - - March 24, 2010
Subject: this was one great show in the summer of 76
all the way one of the best dead of that of year its has everything it changed peoples lives after this one things were never the same it became the 3 night shows no more 1 night stands getting tickets for this was pure luck the music hall was like no other venue the sound was incredible and I have this tape from my friend who taped the show on the radio from wbru which was feeding from wbcn .Jerry had his Travis bean it was supposedly billy birthday .
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